Next Steps annual update – It’s been quite a year!

Over the next few days, you and your fellow Next Steps study members will receive your copy of our annual study update. Next Steps is following the lives of people in England born in 1989-90. It is one of the biggest and most important studies of your generation anywhere in the world.

It’s been quite a year for the study! We were really pleased that almost 8,000 of you took part in the 2015-2016 survey. We’ve started to look at the information collected about your lives in your mid-twenties, and will soon be making the anonymised data available to researchers around the world.

In the meantime, researchers continue to use the information you gave us while you were at school to make important discoveries. This year’s annual update contains just a few examples of recent findings.

What’s in the 2017 update?

This year’s update covers the following:

  • the link between life satisfaction and different pathways into adulthood
  • how young people’s social background can affect their expectations of going to university
  • the connection between exercise and life satisfaction
  • how Next Steps has helped to raise awareness of bullying in your generation.

You can read the full stories of these findings in your copy of the 2017 Next Steps annual update or take a look at the online version in our resources page.

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